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Phelps locks up another 8-race program in London

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Cullen Jones prepares to swim in the men’s 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Jones won the final. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps’ Olympic program is set. He’ll be going for another eight gold medals. He’s not the only one [&hellip...

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Mid-Atlantic power outages could last days

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lighting flashes Saturday morning, June, 30, 2012 in Hebron Md.. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach...

NY utility, union talks collapse amid hot weather

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this July 24, 2006 file photo, a Consolidated Edison crew checks a service box in the Queens borough of New York as they work to restore power during the eighth day of the blackout in the area. Consolidated Edison and its unionized workers are facing...

Midweek July Fourth causes muddle for travelers

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, June 29, 2012 photo, Pat Burns, of San Diego, prepares her luggage for check-in at Miami International Airport in Miami. Burns, after an overnight stay in Miami, is traveling to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador for the Fourth of July holiday....

Eastern US storms kill 13, cut power to millions

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, June 29, 2012 shows a brick wall from the second story of the Christie’s on the Square store in Columbus Grove, Ohio. The bricks fell on and crushed two vehicles as strong winds tore through the region Friday afternoon. (AP...

Report: Ex-PSU president OK'd not reporting abuse

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo combo, at left, in an Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, Penn State president Graham Spanier walks on the field before an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. At right, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky...

National Guard helps patrol Colorado fire damage

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A firefighter from the Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana, check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29, 2012. After declaring a “major disaster” in the state early Friday and...

For parts of the nation, a fireworks-free Fourth

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, June 28, 2012 photo, Paul Forman, owner of Independence Fireworks and Forman Blasters Pyrotechnics in Peru, Ind., talks about the fireworks ban in his county, in Peru, Ind. Forman says he understands the safety concerns but says his...

NY school bus monitor 'fine' with bully punishment

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, bus monitor Karen Klein, of Greece, N.Y., holds flowers during an award ceremony in her honor at a radio station, in Boston. Klein, who was bullied on a bus by four seventh-graders, says she’s satisfied...

For Obama, a transcendent win still not assured

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama walks back to the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents live in a world...